Virginia Gentleman wrote:I really like the Connemara 12 year old as well but it is not worth $120 US dollars.
I have yet to taste the Magilligan. They have a sherry cask one that would be interesting, as almost all of Cooley's stuff is matured in bourbon casks.
1) I think Conemarra 12 is worth $120 cdn at the LCBO given what else you can get at that price point. $120 US might be a different story given some of the deals you can find in the US at places like Binny's, Sam's and Bevmo.
2) I tried a limited edition Magiligan (sherry casked) at the tasting tower. Impressed, and almost (debatably) worth the $120 cdn in my view. My impression was that it had more personality and complexity than Bushmills or Lockes or many Middleton products, but you could definatly tell it wasn't Scotch. The sherry casking was done with a deft touch IMHO.